Thursday, 23 January 2014, 6:00PM
Museum of London

Notation, Patterns & New Discoveries

Dr Colin Wright

While ideas are undoubtedly more important than mere notations, the power of a good notation cannot be over-stated. As an example of this, in the mid-1980's a notation was developed for juggling tricks.  It was found when using this notation that there were hitherto unexpected connections between existing tricks, and emerging patterns in the notation suggested the existence of new, previously unknown tricks. These in turn led to new ways of thinking about, teaching, and learning existing tricks, as well as providing new material on which to build.

Please note that a number of photographs taken at this event are available to be viewed on the Gresham College Flickr page.

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Dr Colin Wright is co-founder of Solipsys Limited. He acheived a Phd from the University of Cambridge in Combinatorics and Graph Theory, which are areas of Mathematics. 

Dr Wright is former President for the Liverpool Mathematical Soceity.

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23 January 2014

Notation, Patterns & New Discoveries
Dr Colin Wright

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